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Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Kia Sorento

2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Kia Sorento
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
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2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 20 26 $23,280 $24,100
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 18 25 $28,472 $30,000
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 18 25 $24,827 $25,700
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 18 25 $32,929 $35,000
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 25 $36,035 $38,300
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4 LX 19 24 $25,022 $25,900
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $30,180 $31,800
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $26,569 $27,500
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $34,622 $36,800
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 24 $37,728 $40,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,173
$23,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,015
$24,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$534 / month
$402 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. The 2014 Kia Sorento gets a quick fix for its minor flaws: they brighten the cabin and soften the ride.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 107.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 56.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.8
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 184.4
Height, Overall (in)
71 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 36.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 72.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 36.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1650
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 3594
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 110
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 191 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.83
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.64
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Kia Sorento
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 8.3 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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